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by ds32928
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Random heavy vibration
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Random heavy vibration

A CV joint that is dry, worn out maybe. Is CV boot torn/split open in a rubber boot crease, that makes the opening hard to see, but has let FOD into the joint?
by ds32928
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Should I change the trans fluid?
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Should I change the trans fluid?

You need the high pressure filter replaced, pan filter not necessary, watch you dont strip out the pan screws when re-tightening if you do the pan filter, only use ford OEM filter in pan, other pan filter can, and have, fell off the pickup pipe afterwards. HP filter does much more filtering than the...
by ds32928
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Looking to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Looking to buy

Paying too much, salvage title. They arent bad vehicles, the water pump can fail at some time in the life of the vehicle, and leak water into the cylinders and the engine is trashed. Freestyles you just replace the water pump, as its external to the engine block.
by ds32928
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Top off when changing just the HP filter...
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: CVT Top off when changing just the HP filter...

Check it with the dipstick after, or, measure what runs out in a pan, and put that much back in. 1 quart is all you need to buy, wont take all of that. HP filter that was installed when they built the CVT had metal ends, Ford HP filter from the dealer has black plastic ends. That Ford replacement fi...
by ds32928
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Ford Freestyle Original Tire Brand ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: Ford Freestyle Original Tire Brand ?

Update: Goodyear Authority Advantage 13k miles? all 4 are weather checked on the side wall, one tire is weather checked with a deep crack, to where Walmart rep looked at it and said he could replace it with whatever Goodyear tire replaced the Advantages line. Dont want one new tire put on. Dont ever...
by ds32928
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission Filter Change or Just Drain ?
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Transmission Fliter Change or Just Drain ?

There have been a few reports on this forum of the trans oil pan screw(s) stripping out when re-tightening after pan filter change. Others say the high pressure filter does the most filtering right after the fluid pump, and the pan filter filters after that. Opinions are mixed, on even replacing the...
by ds32928
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?

I wouldnt know about your first question. Yes to the second question. I would say that $10 is a fair price for a used Freestyle antenna, talk them down to $5 or meet in the middle. Nothing special about those antennas, except they know you need one, and they have one. Check the new pictures of the g...
by ds32928
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?

Salvage yard. They un-screw, with some effort. Un-likely it just fell off.
by ds32928
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Security dash light and engine stops
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Security dash light and engine stops

I deleted long post here that might not be on the right track. PATS flashing may just be when engine shuts off and back on, > engine hiccup.
Ignition switch bad? Doubt that a bad switch would throw a code, but cause the loss of spark. Hard problem to diagnose from a distance.
by ds32928
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Security dash light and engine stops
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Security dash light and engine stops

It happens with either key? If so, I would clean the battery ground to chassis connection. You will have to relearn the ECU after having the ground off long enough to clean it to bare metal.
by ds32928
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Light!
Replies: 15
Views: 2433

Re: Wrench Light!

2008 T-X
by ds32928
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: If you were going to part out a Freestyle then...
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: If you were going to part out a Freestyle then...

Alternator. Some reports of aftermarket non OEM alternator replacements not putting out the exact voltage the PCM is looking for, and weird electrical problems showing up. Dash lights flickering, etc.
by ds32928
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission Issues Helicopter Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Transmission Issues Helicopter Sound

Used transmission, unless you are able to find the parts that are no longer available from Ford, and are able to rebuild a transmission, or spend more in labor than the vehicle is worth, for a mechanic to learn how to put new parts in it.
by ds32928
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving

Yes, control valve. Some with this problem have advised to leave the control valve in, but either put a 1/4 inch thick nut in between the back of the C V, and the plate, or remove the C V and the spring that is in front of the C V, and put the C V in first and then the spring and the plate. Ive not ...
by ds32928
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Where is the best place to buy a CVT transmission?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Help. Where is the best place to buy a transmission.

Junk yard, youpullit salvage yard, some damaged Freestyles will drive at the lot, to check for the helicopter noise of soon to be transmission death. "will not go into gear", could be a few things, I imagine in your case, its short hand for wont move when its in drive and you step on the gas? Linkag...